TEA AT THE PLAZA: ELOISE LIVES FOREVER
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 10:07AM
Elizabeth Levy

TEA AT THE PLAZA:  ELOISE LIVES FOREVER

I am Eloise.  I am six.  I am a city child.”

Eloise would be actually 55 in human years, and I am sixty-eight, but I felt such joy when my seven year-old great-niece wanted to come to New York City for her birthday.  I asked if she would like to have tea at the Plaza with her friend who was also coming in from the small town in New England where they live. YES!  She answered.  What power fiction has!  A girl born in the 21st century realizes that Eloise is anything but boring! 

As Eloise says,  “Getting bored is not allowed…”  We can all learn from Eloise not just about how not to be bored but to embrace all our moods – even the black ones.

 “”Sometimes I throw a temper fit….But not very often,”  says Eloise. Actually one of my best friends was the model for Eloise throwing a temper fit…and if I look closely I can see a little of Eloise in her…and in all of us.

My New Year’s resolution is to channel Eloise when I write and when I live my life.  She’s a wonderful role model.

 

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